Yodsanklai Fairtex vs Artur Kyshenko – Rumble of the Kings 2011

Here’s a fight I have been waiting for: Yodsanklai Fairtex vs Artur Kyshenko  at the Rumble of the Kings 2011.

Kyshenko is one of the fighters I like best right now. He’s had an interesting career and did pretty well in K1 at first. Then he had a rough patch but since he’s been training at Mike’s Gym in The Netherlands, he’s started making progress again. So I was curious to see how well he would do against a guy of the caliber of Yodsanklai. Pretty well as it turns out…

Here’s the video of the fight:

Some thoughts:

  • Kyshenko did amazingly well in the first round. He pretty much controlled the distance and launched his combinations at will. Yodsanklai tried to get in a couple shots, including his famous left kick but Artur just used it against him with perfect timing. I’m sure Yod didn’t expect to get so much resistance from Artur.  [Read more…]